Upgrading the United Nations & Making Better Use of Media • The Bigger Picture of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Upgrading the United Nations & Making Better Use of Media • The Bigger Picture of the Syrian Refugee Crisis
Peter DuMont - Wed Sep 09, 2015 @ 12:24PM
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From KQED's Forum radio show —                                Listener online comments on topic:

Should the U.S. Be Doing More to Help Solve the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

Wed, Sep 9, 2015 -- 9:00 AM [With Host: Michael Krasny]

Listener Comments section:

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Do we "get it" to back off the camera and see: that the current refugee crisis is just one, albeit serious and costly result of not having better global governance and conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation structures in place.

We, the People of the World, need: 1) a population-based house in the United Nations, 2) a Security Council Veto with a crucial 2/3 legislative OVERRIDE, and 3) consciously and systematically to exploit global media opportunities: not just to REPORT on crises but pro-actively to PARTICIPATE in regular, people-to-people communications for conflict prevention, resolution, and transformation.

Forum is to be congratulated for its pioneering role in the latter regard. We need much more of this.

The complete Forum show & community comments section referenced above is available at: http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201509090900

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[ADDED NOTE: Interested readers may also wish to listen or read the transcript of NPR's TALK OF THE NATION with longtime host Neal Conan (now retired, and recognized as a Star of Peace): from the 2012 October 25th show]:

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/25/163640998/elders-see...

Former President Jimmy Cater of the United States and former President Mary Robinson of Ireland, both members of The Elders (founded by Nelson Mandela), are interviewed.  Peter DuMont called in, and we discussed an approach to utilizing global media resources in a more systematic and effective way for world peace. [The idea in brief: Global Electronic Town Meetings for people-to-people communications on a regular schedule: perhaps four times a year (at the turn of each season), several hours at a time: alternating educational and conflict resolution segments with world-class, multi-cultural entertainment.]

After the discussion, and an additional segment immediately following, President Carter returned to support my idea of people-to-people interaction via media for peace.  President Carter:

"But I think it's - the discussion that Peter initiated is one with which I thoroughly agree, that we need more interrelations between people outside government circles."

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Comments: 4

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1. Anonymous   |   Thu Dec 10, 2015 @ 06:59PM
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3. Brian   |   Fri Dec 18, 2015 @ 05:41AM

The US does not have any commitment in helping the Syrian refugees. Think of it this way, does EU help with Mexican <a href="http://articole.calculatorasigurari.net/author/iulia/">immigrants</a>? No and nor should they. This is internal business and it should be resolved by each entity. The only counter argument would be that it is a moral issue and a lot of innocent people are suffering.

4. Summer Gilbert   |   Wed Dec 21, 2016 @ 01:26AM

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